Generac 22kW Generator
Generac 22kW Generator

Keeping your business prepared means having the right tools in place if a hurricane, storm or other disaster strikes. FEMA, the National Hurricane Survival Initiative and other groups recommend that every business have the following items on hand.

These items should be kept in a central location at the business so all employees know where they are if a storm or other problem occurs while employees are on site. Paperwork should be kept in a waterproof firebox, with copies stored offsite.

+ Generators (see two examples here)

+ Fuel for backup generators and vehicles

+ Tool box with basic tools

+ Battery operated radio or television

+ Three-day supply of water and nonperishable foods

+ Coolers and containers for water and washing

+ Blankets, pillows, cots, and chairs

+ First Aid Kit and first aid manual

+ Flashlights, batteries, light-sticks

+ Camera and film for documenting damages

+ Whistle/signal flare to signal for help

+ Tarps, plastic bags, duct tape

+ Cleaning supplies, including mops, towels and garbage cans

+ Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers

+ Emergency contact information such as the nearest hospital and police, along with contact info for your insurance agent

One of the most important tools to have in place is a backup generator. There are plenty of options available in the market, but here are two companies that are both rated well by Consumer Reports.

+ Generac 22kW Generator

The 22kW has a five-year limited warranty. True Power Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances. Generac generators and engines are engineered and built in the USA. Generac’s G-Force Engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that’s more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine. The RhinoCoat powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions. Generac’s Evolution Controller features a multilingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure the generator is always in top operating condition. Mobile Link Remote Monitoring allows users to monitor the status of the generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or PC.

+ Kohler 48kW Generator

When the power goes out during a bad storm or power failure, the 48 kW KOHLER generator with industrial-grade engine keeps the home or business – from central air to sump pump to personal computers – up and running. In just 10 seconds, the KOHLER generator automatically restores power, delivering steady, high-quality power that protects electronics from damage related to low-quality power sources. Protected with a five-year, 2,000-hour warranty. Powered by General Motors industrial-grade engine with hydraulic valve lifters to eliminate need for lengthy break-in periods and expensive valve adjustments; operation speed 1800 rpm. Compatible with optional OnCue Plus and OnCue Plus Wireless Generator Management Systems, and Programmable Interface Module (PIM). RDC2 controller designed for today’s sophisticated electronics manages both the generator set and Model RXT transfer switch functions. Corrosion-resistant aluminum enclosure is standard. Runs on either natural gas or liquid propane (LPG) with simple switching between natural gas and LPG in the field.